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ACV306 - Artists' Books Studio

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Forrest




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Artists' books question traditional notions of the book as simply the carrier or container of a text. This unit explores the practice of artists' books and introduces students to creative strategies that will guide the construction of their own artists' book. It re-examines expectations of what a book is through exploration of form (e.g. scrolls, accordion, pop-ups, single sheet, sculptural); technique (painting, printmaking, collage, photography, written word, typography); narrative devices; and various modes of distribution (as uniques or as multiples). The unit foregrounds the relationships between text and image, content and form, and the renegotiated roles of writer/artist and reader/viewer.


Production of an artists' book, 2400 word equivalent, 60%

In-class oral reports, 400 word equivalent, 10%

​Journal/Visual Diary, 1200 word equivalent, 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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